Taken from the company’s high-end series of speakers, Paul Rigby tackles these relatively compact floor-standing designs
And they are quite compact, sitting relatively low to the ground…
I compare them to lower costs floor standers to see what you get for that higher price…
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Tony8th April 2020 at 11:27 am
Thank you for this review, and thank you for comparing them in a side-by-side evaluation, this should happen more often. I am actually considering purchasing the Gold 200 5G. What is putting me off is that I currently have the Gold 100 4G and try as I might, I am just not getting on with them. As clear and as transparent as they are, they just sound to my ears, a little too cold. I understand that the new MPD tweeter is much better than the ribbon in the Gold 4G’s, but part of me wonders whether I’d be happier with the Silver 300’s classic dome tweeter? I also wonder if part of my disliking of the Gold 100 4G is my amp, a Cambridge Audio 851W (with 851N). I wonder if a different amp would add a little warmth? Either way I will try changing speakers before I consider changing amp. Thanks for the review and keep up the good work, and please if you can try and do more side by side comparisons, I find these very helpful.
Paul Rigby9th April 2020 at 10:41 am
Hi Tony – I would always recommend upgrading further up the chain first. Be happy with the upper chain area first and then upgrade down the chain after. Hence, get your turntable or CD player or Streamer right first, then your phono amp then your main amp and then your speakers. Don’t forget ancillaries too. You will only hear 60% of your system if you don’t pay attention to your ancillaries. So yes, you’re right to consider the am (and the source perhaps?)
Tony8th April 2020 at 12:02 pm
Sorry, I forgot to ask in my last comment; Given the Gold 200 are over £1500 more expensive than the Silver 300, do you think the improvements are significant enough to justify the extra expense?
Paul Rigby9th April 2020 at 10:38 am
Hi Tony – yes they are. If you have the cash and are happy to spend then go for it. If you’re struggling to find the money or a are generally happy with your system then it might be wise to tweak elsewhere, around the source area or ancillaries to enhance what you already have, for example.
John Keenan8th April 2020 at 2:17 pm
Little question Paul aside from gik acoustics I have been vieweing a company called Au-acoustics yet see no recommendations for them their products look good? Are you aware of this company any idea about them
Paul Rigby9th April 2020 at 10:37 am
New to me, I’m afraid John – do you have a link?
radek26th November 2020 at 9:58 am
Would you connect them with Moon Neo Ace or the Naim Uniti Atom is better? Or similar in this price range (3000$)
Paul Rigby30th November 2020 at 3:42 pm
I much prefer the Ace, radek.
John Keenan30th November 2020 at 4:30 pm
I’d go with moon, don’t get me wrong naim are phenomenal but I’d say moon have the better edge